|Native name: |
Church in San Agustín
|Adjacent bodies of water||Pacific ocean|
|Area||97 km2 (37 sq mi)|
|Population||4,125 (2002 Census)|
There are nine villages on the island. On the north coast:
On the south coast:
- Chulchuy. From here the ferry leaves for Huicha on Chiloé Island.
- Lincay, with a wooden church dating from the beginning of the 20th century
- Liucura, with a wooden church which was built in the middle of the 19th century
On the east coast:
- Puchilco. In the wooden church dating from the 19th century there are paintings by the Peruvian artist Miguel Gamarra
In the middle of the island:
- San Agustín, the only village which is not on the coast. The wooden church was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
As in the rest of the archipelago, the population of Lemuy Island were inspired by a deep religious faith and built 8 churches, each special in its own way. Some, like Ichuac, Aldachildo and Detif are more than 100 years old and have recently been declared World Heritage Sites, along with 15 other Chilote churches. Some have picturesque cemeteries with little shingled mausoleums.
- Juan Mancilla Pérez: Pueblos de Chiloé, p. 52. Castro 2008
- Juan Mancilla Pérez: Pueblos de Chiloé, p. 53. Castro 2008